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Busy Weekend Shaping Up For Community
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Escalon firefighters will be out in force this weekend at the intersection of Highway 120-McHenry Avenue and Escalon-Bellota Road, armed with their turnout boots.

It’s the city’s annual ‘Fill The Boot’ effort, with proceeds going to the Firefighter’s Burn Institute in Sacramento and the drive will run both Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4. Look for the firefighters throughout the day, the drive kicking off about 8 a.m. and running through midafternoon. Donors are asked to give whatever they can, and are provided with a flier for their dashboard once they have donated so they aren’t asked again should they drive through the intersection more than once during the weekend.

This weekend also holds the Annual Yard Sale at Trinity Church in Escalon, with the sale dates set for that event on Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3. Hours for the sale at the church, 1900 California St., Escalon, are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The sale, featuring a wide variety of household items, collectibles, clothing, and more, will be hosted in the church activity center.

Finally, as the community gears up for the Relay For Life in June, the committee is hosting a “Survivor Birthday Party” at Saron Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m.

The church is at 1742 North Street and if people would like to register as a survivor, or come to the party, they can contact the Survivor Committee co-chairs, Debbie Megenney at 247-9989 and Gerri Andrade at 324-6947. The two are also involved with relay on their team, Cancer Stampers, which is highlighted this week on Page A3.

The ‘birthday party’ celebrates survivors and their victory over cancer, while the goal of Relay For Life is to raise funds and awareness in the continued fight against cancer.